Godzilla Singular Point is an upcoming Japanese anime television series being co-produced by the studios Bones and Orange. Bones is best known for working on anime shows such as Mob Psycho 100, My Hero Academia, Soul Eater and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, while Orange is best known for its work on Black Bullet and Beastars.
Godzilla Singular Point is set to feature thirteen episodes. The show has been licensed worldwide by Netflix and is scheduled to debut in April of 2021. Some big Japanese names, including Kazue Kato, the creator of the Blue Exorcist manga series, and Eiji Yamamori, a former Studio Ghibli employee who has worked on classics such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, are set to be working on the project as designers. Since the dropping of a teaser trailer in later October, anticipation has been high for Godzilla’s new animated venture.
Coming close off the back of the Toho Animation produced Godzilla anime film trilogy, the collective desire for more Godzilla anime has put all eyes on what Godzilla Singular Point has to offer. However, with little plot released for the fast-upcoming series and only a teaser trailer to satisfy audiences so far, fans have mostly been left in the dark. Currently, along with one as yet unidentified kaiju, six classic kaiju have been confirmed to appear in Godzilla Singular Point, and today we are going to explore just who you can expect to see in animated form come April.
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first.
Despite only briefly appearing in the teaser trailer, Godzilla himself is slated to appear in the show, assumedly in a predominant role. Due to Godzilla being the namesake for the classic Toho franchise, he is often the most predominant kaiju to appear in the majority of Godzilla media. The small amount of premise provided in an article by Deadline states that the main characters of Singular Point will “take on an unprecedented threat”, which presumably will be Godzilla and the other kaiju.
Godzilla appears towards the end of the teaser trailer, engulfed in a thick red mist that is seen throughout the trailer around the different kaiju. We do know from the poster that he will keep the same basic design seen in the Toho versions of the character. This is welcome news, as the one time this design was drastically changed - in TriStars’ 1998 film Godzilla - it was poorly received by fans of the franchise.
The most notable design change we can see from the teaser trailer is the addition of a set of large fangs which seem to be situated slightly higher than his main row of teeth. A common theme in the design changes seen throughout the teaser trailer are that the kaiju are more extenuated, rougher and more vicious in appearance that their original Toho counterparts. Another very welcome note seen in the teaser trailer is that of Godzilla’s ‘Atomic Breath’, which has been a trademark of the King of the Monsters for decades.